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The Best Backpacking in Tahoe Vista

Looking for the best backpacking in Tahoe Vista? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Tahoe Vista. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Tahoe Vista

  • Tahoe Vista, California

    Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint

    3 mi / 732 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim Trail to Picnic Rock Viewpoint is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Kings Beach, California.
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  • Tahoe Vista, California

    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) Complete Loop

    164.36 mi / 1358 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) Complete Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near South Lake Tahoe, California.
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Tahoe City to Brockway Summit

    19.19 mi / 3304 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Tahoe City to Brockway Summit is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Tahoe City, California.
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Rawhide to Paige Loop

    7.1 mi / 780 ft gain
    Rawhide to Paige Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Tahoe City, California
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  • Carson City, Nevada

    Marlette Lake and Chimney Beach Loop Trail

    8.59 mi / 2119 ft gain
    Marlette Lake and Chimney Beach Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada.
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Camp at William Kent Campground

    / 6282 ft gain
    William Kent Campground is a few miles south of Tahoe City on Lake Tahoe's western shore. Access to the lake is just a short walk from the campground. The campground provides bathrooms, campfire rings, a trash dump station, firewood vendor, grills, picnic tables, and food storage lockers. Pets ar...
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  • New Washoe City, Nevada

    Tahoe Rim to Spooner Lake

    18.56 mi / 1532 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim to Spooner Lake is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Incline Village-Crystal Bay, Nevada.
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  • New Washoe City, Nevada

    Diamond Peak from Tahoe Meadows

    16.39 mi / 2080 ft gain
    Diamond Peak from Tahoe Meadows is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Washoe Valley, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Mt. Rose Summit to Spooner Summit

    24.33 mi / 2972 ft gain
    Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT): Mt. Rose Summit to Spooner Summit is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Rim to Reno Trail to Upper Thomas Creek Trail

    19.91 mi / 1988 ft gain
    Rim to Reno Trail to Upper Thomas Creek Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Reno, Nevada

    Relay Peak and Mount Houghton Trail

    10.87 mi / 2123 ft gain
    Relay Peak and Mount Houghton Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Reno, Nevada.
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  • Olympic Valley, California

    Tinker Knob via Granite Chief

    14.71 mi / 3944 ft gain
    Heading out on the Granite Chief Trail, you'll start with a challenging 3.5 mile hike to meet up with the Pacific Crest Trail. During this part of the trek, you'll gain approximately 2,000ft. The good news is that most of this hike is forested, so you'll get a little coverage to protect from the ...
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  • Alpine Meadows, California

    Whisky Creek Camp Trail

    7.54 mi / 1732 ft gain
    Whisky Creek Camp Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Olympic Valley, California.
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  • Alpine Meadows, California

    Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley

    11.4 mi / 2562 ft gain
    Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley is a point-to-point trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Olympic Valley, California.
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Camp at Kaspian Campground

    / 6298 ft gain
    Kaspian Campground is a short walk from the shores of Lake Tahoe, less than 10 miles from popular Meeks Bay. The campsites are relatively private and are surrounded by pine and fir trees. Each campsite has a fire ring, grill, and picnic table. The campground provides bathrooms, potable water, and...
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  • Tahoe City, California

    Ride Twin Peaks in Lake Tahoe's Backcountry

    This trip is best done in two days with an approach day and then a descent day. Get started at the base of the Sherwood Chair on the backside of the Alpine ski area. Head up, outside of the ski area boundary toward the high ridge.Once on the ridge, you follow it south for a few miles until reachi...
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